Slur Represents Reason & Origins
Taffy Welsh The Taff is the name of the river that runs through Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Also from a poem that starts: "Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief...." Another explanation is that Taffy is based on an English pronuciation of the common Welsh first name, "Daffyd" (David).
Welsher Welsh Supposedly dates from the 19th Century when the English government decided that all Welsh children should speak English in school. Any child caught speaking Welsh had a board placed around his/her neck and could only get rid of it by "telling on" another child using Welsh. At the end of the day, the child stuck with the board got caned.
Woolyback Welsh NW England origins. Lots of sheep in Wales.